On a relatively obscure winter Friday, the Pirates made the announcement of their 2013 minor league coaching staffs. Normally this wouldn’t really catch our eye, but we were excited to see that Keoni De Renne, who was with the BlueClaws in 2010, will manage one of their entries in the Dominican Summer League.
De Renne bounced around the Phillies minor league system in 2010, playing for Lakewood, Clearwater, Reading, and Lehigh Valley (from a July 27, 2010 post):
The Keoni De Renne Eastern Tour…IF Keoni De Renne has rejoined the BlueClaws, his third stint with the team this year…He began the season with the BlueClaws before going to Reading for two weeks (where he was the only R-Phil to get a hit off Stephen Strasburg)…He then went to Clearwater, was sent to extended spring training, then was re- activated by Clearwater…In early June, he was sent to Lakewood again, where he finished the half…On June 21st, it was back to Clearwater…In early July, he was sent to Reading and then Lehigh Valley, before re-joining the BlueClaws…Overall he is 24-78 (.308) and has played with four Phillies affiliates this year.
We wish Keoni the best of luck in his new role, which he begins after serving as a player/coach for the GCL Pirates last year.